Fans turned out in droves to the New Moon DVD Release Party in Salt Lake City, Utah. The biggest highlight, of course, was a visit from some of our favorite Twilight Saga humans, Christian Serratos (Angela), Justin Chon (Eric), and Mike Welch (Mike). The massive event was emceed by local radio personality and huuuuuuge Twilight fan, Erin of B98.7.
The three stars worked the crowd upon arrival and then fans were treated to a Q & A led by Erin. Twilight Mom, Kirsten (aka Klemz) was even pulled on stage and then asked to tell the audience which cast member smelled the best! (She was much more reserved than I would have been!) In the end, Mike’s cologne proved irresistible as he stood head back, eyes closed, arms out, inviting the lucky Twilight Mom to smell away!
Christian Serratos was gorgeous and is absolutely a sweetheart! She spoke about her experience working on each movie and the way everyone was like family even though each movie is helmed by a different director there’s still a strong bond built on each set.
Justin Chon got the screams going with his energy! He can flirt with a crowd like no other! And I don’t think my hearing has come back all the way yet after the response from his telling fans he is indeed single.
Mike was asked about his darker hair color which he says is not for a movie, he just wanted to go a little darker and try it out. Light or dark he was lookin’ great and gave great attention to the fans surrounding the stage front, side and back, not leaving anyone out.
Riverton Walmart hosted the crazy loud event and kudos to them for taking great care of the fans waiting hours on end to catch a glimpse of the stars. They had free cookies, cake, punch, even cases of bottled water to keep everyone from dehydrating! and all kinds of excellent swag ranging from sparkly stickers to official Twilight Saga merchandise… and we’re not talkin’ any cheap stuff either! They went all out!!!
Only the first 300 fans in line got to meet the cast and receive autographed DVD’s. The store management and employees took some heat from disappointed fans for this, despite Riverton Walmart not having any say over how many people would be allowed through for autographs. However, managers tried to raise as many fans’ spirits as they could by just giving away merchandise like the collector’s edition Edward and Jacob Barbie Dolls and other official New Moon memorabilia. A round of applause to Riverton Walmart for being the classiest host for a New Moon DVD Party and for caring so much for the fans!
I don’t know what the official count on attendance was but I know last year Rachelle Lefevre drew 2500 fans to this same location and this year’s crowd at least matched that turnout! What a party!!!
Thank you Justin, Christian, Mike and to everyone at the Riverton Walmart!!!